View under the old Landing Jetty of St Annes Pier Lancashire England.

Nikon D5000 Sigma 10mm-20mm @10mm. ISO200, f8.0 (e/v +/-2) based on 1/160.

Source images imported to cs5 and noise filter and smart sharp (advanced bespoke settings) filter applied

Import to Photomatix using below settings:

Photomatix Settings Painterly

Strength – 84
Colour saturation – 50
Luminosity – 7.0
Microcontrast – 6.0
Lightmode Smoothing – yes (High)
White point – 0.524
Black point – 0.224
Gamma – 1.10
Temperature – 0.0
Saturation Highlights – 0.4
Saturation Shadows – 0.6
Micro smoothing – 3
Highlights Smoothness – 0.0
Shadows Smoothness – 0.0
Shadow Clipping – 0.0
360 degree image – No

Re-import to photoshop
Content aware to remove plastic bag.
• Lens correction filter
• Horizon straightening
• Shadow / highlight adjustment applied
• Hue / saturation layer adjustment
• Warming filter (85) – density 25%
Saved as Jpeg


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John enjoys capturing images mainly around his home in the North West of England with a leaning towards land and seascapes. John also enjoys using modern processing techniques designed to give images a more in-depth feel to them. John is happy to discuss individual customers image requests.

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  • vilaro Images
    vilaro Imagesabout 3 years ago

    Great shot and treatment John. Particular thanks for sharing your workflow.

  • Thanks very much for the comment and favourite. I do not really use presets other than to get a ‘base’ idea, they are ok but much prefer to allow my eye to dictate the final image.

    – John Hare

  • drj6
    drj6about 3 years ago

    Excellent work. I agree, the presets are pretty basic, even crude, and need a fair bit of artistic input.

  • Thanks David they are fine when starting out and for a general idea but as you say they need input.

    – John Hare

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 3 years ago

    A superb shot John x

  • Thanks very much Irene.

    – John Hare

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchabout 3 years ago

    fabulous capture John

  • Thanks for the comment and favourite Sarah.

    – John Hare

  • peaky40
    peaky40about 3 years ago

    Amazing capture and work John

  • Thanks very much Roy for the kind comment and favourite.

    – John Hare

  • James Zickmantel
    James Zickmantelabout 3 years ago

    Congratulation on your Feature in HDRI (No Holds Barred)!

  • Thanks very much for the feature James.

    – John Hare

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 3 years ago

    A stunning work of art John. Love the way you’ve brougt the old rusty structure to life. Congrats on your Feature too. Don.

  • Thank you very much Don for your kind comment and favourite.

    – John Hare

  • jwmphotos
    jwmphotosabout 3 years ago

    A fine caputure John. Love the vibrancy and shadows. John.

  • Thanks very much for your comment and feature John.

    – John Hare

  • Sorry I meant favourite John!

    – John Hare

  • Shehan Fernando
    Shehan Fernandoabout 3 years ago

    Beautifully composed picture, Love the formation of the clouds :)

  • Thanks very much for the comment and favourite Shehan

    – John Hare

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyabout 3 years ago

    Fabulous shot John. I went here with Jason some time ago. All my shots were messed up with all rubish speckled on the lens. Ah well – I will return!

  • Thanks for the comment and favourite Gary. Well at least its local mate!

    – John Hare

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